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  • Banner at the rally in support of the arrested activists of "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" Evgeny Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan. March 17, 2012. Photo by Svetlana Kravchenko for the ‘Caucasian Knot’. Persecutions of civil society activists in Krasnodar and Sochi

    In 2013, in the Krasnodar Territory, a broad range of civil and political activists were persecuted by local authorities. The pretexts were the campaign launched by the authorities to tighten control over non-profit organizations (NPOs) and the growing social tension related to the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. The "Caucasian Knot" has compiled the most notable cases of pressure on activists in Krasnodar and Sochi.

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September 22, 2003 22:18

  • Muslim ethic

    This is a set of rules and morals that guide Muslims in their everyday life. Like a lot in the Muslim world, the Muslim ethic is primarily based on the Koran and Sunnah.

September 22, 2003 22:14

  • Muslim holidays

    These are holidays traditionally celebrated by Muslims. The most important of them are common to the entire Muslim world.

September 22, 2003 22:11

  • Muslim rituals

    Muslim rituals reflect Muslim beliefs and serve as a basis for the Islamic cult. The most important of them are common to the entire Muslim world.

September 22, 2003 22:06

  • Russian Council of Muftis

    The organization unites heads of Muslim spiritual boards around the country. This is done for coordination of their activities; a board remains entirely independent when its leader joins the Council.

September 22, 2003 22:02

  • Union of Russian Muslims

    Like other contemporary successful Muslim movements in Russia, the Union of Russian Muslims is quite moderate in its platform. Since its leader was arrested its activity has remarkably fell though.

September 22, 2003 21:58

September 22, 2003 21:54

  • Nur, Muslim movement

    Nur is a broad-based Muslim socio-political movement in Russia. Its moderate, but consistent platform allows it to enjoy increasing support of the Muslim public around the country.

September 22, 2003 21:48

  • Islamic socio-political movements in Russia

    The Muslim renaissance brought about by the break-up of the USSR has led to the emergence of a number of Muslim movements in Russia. Some of them have already left the scene, while others are still developing.

September 22, 2003 21:39

  • Battle for Caucasus

    The Battle for the Caucasus is a series of military operations in the N. Caucasus conducted by the Armed Forces of Russia and Nazi Germany. It began on July 25, 1942, and ended on October 9, 1943.

September 22, 2003 21:29

  • Borga Kash

    Borga Kash is the earliest of the surviving Muslim monuments in Ingushetia. It was built in 1405-06 in honor of a certain Bek-Sultan and since then has become a very revered place.

September 22, 2003 21:20

  • Islam in Russia

    Islam is the second religion in the number of adherents in Russia. The Muslim community has survived the Russian Empire and Soviet government and is now going through a renaissance.

September 07, 2003 20:17

  • Khushtada ziyarat

    The Khushtada ziyarat is the "holy" grave of three Naqshbandi sheikhs of the XIX-XX centuries, evidence of the cult of "holy" martyrs among the Muslims in Soviet and present-day Dagestan.

September 07, 2003 20:12

  • Azov sitting

    In 1637, a relatively small Cossack company took the powerful Turkish fortress of Azov and held it until 1642, having withstood a serious siege. This striking event was reflected in tales of the XVII cent. Azov siege sitting.

September 07, 2003 20:05

  • Kuban Cossack Host

    Quartered in the Kuban region, the Kuban Cossack Host was used by the czar to protect Russia's southern borders. It took part in military campaigns, was abolished in 1920. It has presently been restored.

September 07, 2003 19:56

  • Don Cossack Host

    The Don Cossack Host formed the most numerous part of the Cossacks in pre-revolutionary Russia. Quartered in the Don area, it protected Russia's southern borders and took part in military campaigns, was disbanded in 1920 and restored in the late 1980s.

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